Working languages:
German to English
English to German
English (monolingual)

Jake van der Kolk
Humanities/Social Sciences, Ph.D.

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Local time: 18:09 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Transcreation, Translation, Editing/proofreading, Training, Software localization, Transcription, Subtitling
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Computers: Systems, NetworksComputers (general)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education PhD - Penn State University
Experience Years of translation experience: 10. Registered at Jun 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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I'm Jake van der Kolk, Ph.D., translator and instructor of German. I am interested in translation and transcreation of a wide variety of media between German and English, including those with very technical or specialized language, as well as localization.

I have taught beginning to advanced level German since 2005 at several colleges and universities, including Penn State, Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA), Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo College), and Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI).

I have worked intermittently as a translator since that time as well, predominately in academic settings with highly texts sophisticated texts filled with extremely specialized language, e.g. economic theory, philosophy, and aesthetic theory. I also extensively translate for my other occupation as both an instructor and scholar of German literature and culture.

Aside from the humanities, I have significant interest in computer science, and have published and maintained open source software.

Profile last updated
Jun 2

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